Meanwhile, Saul was still spewing out murderous threats against the Lord's disciples. He went to the high priest,
seeking letters to the synagogues in Damascus. If he found persons who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, these letters would authorize him to take them as prisoners to Jerusalem.
During the journey, as he approached Damascus, suddenly a light from heaven encircled him.
He fell to the ground and heard a voice asking him, "Saul, Saul, why are you harassing me?"
Saul asked, "Who are you, Lord?" "I am Jesus, whom you are harassing," came the reply.
"Now get up and enter the city. You will be told what you must do."